- MARCH 2017 -
- Native Americans
- New York - New York
- On the road
- America America
- The beautiful West
- Italian American World
- Italian Monuments
in New York
- Let’s Eat Italian
- Apulian Americans
by Sergio D’Amaro In the interesting book by Grazia Galante,“La vadda de Stignane” e altri canti popolari di San Marco in Lamis, complete with musical transcription and CD, witnesses give their precious evidence of an almost bygone civilization March 2017
by Raffaele Nigro A book by Roberto Burano about the distinguished doctor from Grottaglie, reconstructs his life, closely tied to the history of the town’s magnificent ceramics January 2017
by Sergio D’Amaro In a book for the eightieth birthday of the intellectual Raffaele Cera, La memoria gioiosa (Joyful memory), the testimony of scholars and friends on his many interests and his untiring activity as a promoter of culture. The backdrop is his beloved birthplace, San Marco in Lamis. Introduction by Joseph Tusiani March 2017
by Sergio D’Amaro Brigands and Piemontese at Gioia del Colle after the annexation by the House of Savoy (1861) in Marco Cardetta’s latest novel. The pages written by the young author from Puglia steeped in evocative emotion and dramatic instinct January 2017
by Anna M. Conserva Amidst thinking back, weighing up, and worrying about the future, Sulla corsia degli 80, the latest book by Matteo Bonadies, is a song of praise for life and for the desire and possibility of living it intensely even at eighty November 2016
by Sergio D’Amaro Thirteen snaps by Michele Lariccia, collected in a splendid album, offer us an unusual perspective of this little town on the Gargano November 2016
by Alessandra Peluso It is to the “pearl of Salento” that Rocco Boccadamo has dedicated his recently published book, A Castro, con il cuore, a collection of stories which show, yet again, his unbreakable bond with the history and traditions of his land September 2016
by Michele Presutto An interesting book by Luigi Botta, Figli non tornate! (1915-1918), Aragno Editore, contains a collection of letters exchanged between the two sides of the Atlantic, shedding light on the dramas and hidden truths of the years of the Great War.
Many letters also from Puglia September 2016
by Sergio D’Amaro Recently published by Bompiani, In una casa un’altra casa trovo, the autobiography of Joseph Tusiani, edited by Raffaele Cera and Cosma Siani, in a new version, easy to read and incisive.
A new life amidst the skyscrapers of the mighty America, never losing sight of his beloved Gargano, where his life-story began July 2016
by Enrica Simonetti The death of Paola Clemente, a farm laborer who lost her life last July while working in the fields in conditions reminiscent of slavery, is the focus of a book by Enrica Simonetti, Morire come schiavi, la storia di Paola Clemente nell’inferno del caporalato (Dying like slaves, the story of Paola Clemente and the hell of the gangmasters) just published by Imprimatur Editore.
We are pleased to print an extract May 2016
by Michele Presutto In Sergio D’Amaro’s latest book it is an alarm clock, a book, a torch, an airplane that tell us about history and memories and also about daily life.
The poet and intellectual from Rodi Garganico creates a sort of Spoon River Anthology of lost and forgotten objects April 2016
by Olimpia Ruffo A precious book of photographs by the photographer Adriano Bacchella, from Turin, with a text by Franco Faggiani.
“The masserie are the symbol of Puglia” January 2016
by Alberto Sobrero The analysis of some expressions in the dialect of Salento revealing its stereotypes, beliefs and prejudices, with comments by prominent figures in Piero Manni’s readable collection, Mai pe iabbu. I vocaboli e le espressioni intraducibili del Salento (‘Mai pe iabbu’. Salento’s untranslatable words and expressions) November 2015
by Raffaele Nigro In the latest essay by Lino Patruno, Il meglio Sud (The best South) (Rubbettino), an in-depth analysis of the ills of the South but also the glimmer of light from positive projects in a South that works, thinks and holds its own October 2015
by Sergio D’Amaro In the latest book by Matteo Bonadies, Anyway. Venticinque anni dopo, the prolific author from Barletta takes another risk by revisiting his biography with passion and without reticence November 2015
by Anna M. Conserva Rosa Di Maggio’s precious little book has stories of women in a small village in the south of Italy. Feisty, intense, “real” women July 2015
by Anna M. Conserva The new adventure of Commander Colleoni in Franco Faggiani’s latest novel.
Splendid landscapes, a range of human types, and clues that dissolve like “soap bubbles” May 2015
by Giuliana Coppola L’asilo di donna Emma, the latest book by the Salentinian writer Rocco Boccadamo, is a collection of his travel notes and letters to the papers February 2015
by Alessandro Gaudio We are pleased to publish a summary of Alessandro Gaudio’s preface to the essay by Carmen De Stasio analyzing the work of the Sicilian artist January 2015
by Raffaella Verdesca In Rocco Boccadamo’s latest book – a homage to his Marittima and neighbouring Castro – his memories of life experiences, local characters from the past and their old crafts tell of the Salento of former times and re-discover its dignity and values December 2014
by Giuseppe Orlando D’Urso Ermanno Inguscio has dedicated a precious monograph to the extraordinary figure of the intellectual from Ruffano – a journalist, conference speaker and editor of La Voce del Salento.
Through a reconstruction of Marti’s works and deeds he shines a light on the cultural history of Salento and its characters and their role in Italy September 2014
by Sergio D’Amaro Life at the top doesn’t agree with the heart. Matteo Bonadies’ latest novel explains it for us in a tale of ambition and success set in Italy, the U.S. and Australia, down to the bitterness of old age and the inescapable changes on withdrawal from the scene July 2014
by Giacomo Annibaldis The adventure of a farmer-fisherman in the Columbia of the 1800s, with echoes of Màrquez, in Il canto della Balena (Tea Editore), the imaginative final novel by Corrado Sobrero, who died in 2012, at only 44 years of age.
His previous novel was praised by critics like Segre and Ferroni May 2014
by Sergio D’Amaro In Francesco Leonetti’s memoir, Una come un’altra, published by Gangemi, the reconstruction of the experiences of a lifetime with the backdrop of Italy in the last sixty years and more distant family memories March 2014
by Laura Tundo Ferente Maria Rosaria Manieri, with her long experience as Senator of the Italian Republic behind her, dedicates her latest book Fraternità. Fraternità. Rilettura civile di un’idea che può cambiare il mondo (Fraternity. Civil re-reading of an idea that could change the world), published by Marsilio, to the philosophical analysis of the category of fraternity, lost in the democracies of our times.
Kant and Marx had intuited its importance February 2014
by Giuseppe Lupo In the latest book by Raffaele Nigro, Il custode del museo delle cere (The wax museum curator), published by Rizzoli, a sumptuous kaleidoscope of stories within stories.
Speaking statues that relate a hundred years of history. The dream of Socialism and the death of utopia. But maybe we can still hope February 2014
by Lino Patruno It is unrivalled for its artistic and cultural treasures and is the city where pizza, coffee, pasta, the tarantella, the nativity scene and tombola were born.
Home to philosophers like Giambattista Vico, composers like Scarlatti and actors like Totò.
It’s all to be found in the surprising book by young writer and journalist, Angelo Forgione January 2014
by Sergio D’Amaro In the latest novel by writer, entrepreneur and film producer, Matteo Bonadies, the clash between the family as it used to be and that of today.
Expert investigator into the family set-up, the subject of many of his works, the author analyzes what remains of the old meaning of the expression Pater Familias December 2013
by Sergio D’Amaro Per non dimenticarli, a book by Maria Schiena which has just come out, reconstructs the story of the 140 Italian soldiers fallen or missing in action who came originally from San Marco in Lamis (Foggia).
Large-scale History told by aiming the objective at a small tile in the mosaic November 2013
by Sergio D’Amaro Whispering tides, the surprising narrative debut by journalist Guido Mattioni.
From the success of the ebook (published by the American Smashwords house) to the book (in English and Italian) the story of an Italian in America seeking an “elsewhere” to get over a great sorrow September 2013
by Sergio D’Amaro Alexander Stille’ latest book, The Force of Things, reconstructs the history of his father, Ugo, a legendary reporter and editor in chief of the Corriere della Sera.
Born into a Jewish-Russian family, he was later an Italian in America, where he met his wife, the American Elizabeth Bogert, at a party given by Truman Capote.
The great vicissitudes of the time against the background of their marriage April 2013